A Respiratory Therapist on WordPress has a blog (keepbreathing.wordpress.com) with a well written disclaimer, and it prompted me to write one of my own.
The R.T. notes it is impossible to give definitive medical advice via a blog and I agree. I have discussed this in some other posts, but it seemed wise to make the point again.
It is interesting, though. My readers have been with me since October, and they all seem to understand this intuitively. We have discussed medical issues several times, but I get the sense of all them have considered it an educational tool, perhaps to facilitate conversations with their personal physicians. My agent monitors my blog. He advises me not to try to dispense medical advice, and I agree. He has noted several times the blog has attracted a bright group of readers. I think I’m learning more from them than they are from me and he does too, especially about how to write!
Still, I think my R.T. colleague makes a valid point, so I reemphasize it here today. Heck, ya’ll seem to understand anyway, but the new readers might want to get up to speed.